Swisscom selects NSN for 2G/3G upgrade

12 Feb 2010

Swisscom has announced that it will soon be able to offer its mobile broadband subscribers improved data speeds and faster access to broadband services. The operator is upgrading its 2G and 3G networks to prepare for growth in data traffic driven by increased use of smartphones, and has selected Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to upgrade its mobile packet core network. ‘We are seeing mobile broadband traffic throughput double every eight months, which is putting a lot of strain on our existing network capacity,’ said Guido Garrone, head of network & IT at Swisscom. ‘Therefore we decided we needed a future-proof network that can be scaled to keep pace with the tremendous growth we see coming in data traffic. We have asked Nokia Siemens Networks to deliver the network components like GGSN and RADIUS AAA against a tough deadline, and to integrate the new system into our live network without any service interruption for our subscribers.’

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